Tag: Samuel Johnson

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  • Rewards of Altruism~II

    Rewards of Altruism~II

    Societal and normative conformity and compliance beyond an acceptable point and at the expense of our individuality are definitely not advisable. Many of the shining examples of success amidst us are of the rebels and iconoclasts who have believed in their convictions and continued with their ways without being overly worried or hooked to societal acceptance and appreciation.

    November 30, 2019
  • Democracy needs citizens to step up

    Democracy needs citizens to step up

    ‘Patriotism is the last refuge for a scoundrel,’ Dr Samuel Johnson said. In George Bernard Shaw’s words, ‘Politics is the last resort for the scoundrel.’

    December 6, 2018
  • Google doodles in honour of Samuel Johnson on his 308th birthday

    Google doodles in honour of Samuel Johnson on his 308th birthday

    Dictionaries as books may be vanishing fast, but before the onset of the Internet, they were the only source to know a word’s meaning, pronunciation, origin etc. Google on Monday honoured Samuel Johnson, the father of modern dictionary, with a doodle on his 308th birthday. Samuel Johnson, a British lexicographer (a person who compiles dictionaries) …

    September 18, 2017